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Pornhub Viewing Dropped 47% In Toronto After The Raptors Won The NBA Title Over The Warriors

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Pornhub ratings plummeted in Toronto after the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday to win the NBA title.

According to the porn site, viewership dropped a staggering 47% after Kawhi Leonard and company defeated Steph Curry and the Warriors in game six. Traffic spiked at 1:00 a.m. and was up 24%. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Viewership was down 18% in the Bay area after the game, so no noticeable spike. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

I don’t know why, but I find this to be pretty funny. Of course, it’s pretty hard to watch porn if you’re out in the streets celebrating a championship, which explains traffic falling off a cliff after the game. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

As somebody who knows porn stars (let’s not make a big thing out of it), I’ve got nothing against the adult entertainment industry, but you can’t expect people to hang out on Pornhub when there’s a title to celebrate.

Pornhub is there around the clock. Winning a championship might happen once in your life. You have to drop everything you’re doing in order to celebrate appropriately.

Of course, the numbers did eventually bounce back in a big way. I guess people returned to their computers after the streets cleared out.

What a wild rollercoaster of data.

 

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On a side note, Pornhub releasing their viewership data is such a smart idea. Whenever they do this, it always generates a ton of attention, and it’s fascinating to see what causes spikes and downward trends.

Sound off in the comments with whether or not you’re surprised the Raptors winning caused such a decline. It really shouldn’t. People love celebrating. It’s really that simple.

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